With 25 wins and only two defeats in the 35 games that it took for Chelsea to be crowned Premier League champions, it is clear that consistency has provided the fundamental base for the team's success. Yet despite their machine-like quality to churn out result after result, there are a few particular matches that stand out as either pivotal to the eventual outcome or symbolic of the Blues' return to the top of the English game this season.
In recent Premier League campaigns, we've been treated to some outstanding end-of-season drama.
Sergio Aguero's 94th-minute winner against QPR to seal the 2011-12 title for Manchester City was the most incredible clincher in the Premier League era, while other run-ins have also been memorable: Chelsea sealed the title in 2009-10 with an 8-0 victory on the final day, and Manchester United's 2013 triumph was clinched with a Robin van Persie strike that was voted goal of the season.
In the age of tactical flexibility and squad rotation, Chelsea's title has been built on old-fashioned principles. Jose Mourinho has stuck to the same 4-2-3-1 framework throughout the campaign and has used the same players: three are ever-presents in the Premier League, 10 have started at least 26 games and an 11th, Diego Costa, would surely have done likewise but for injuries and suspension.
Chelsea's triumph has been based on key performers playing key roles and, tactically, six men have been particularly...
Stop us if you've heard this before... Chelsea are chasing a key Atletico Madrid player! The newly-crowned Premier league champions are already planning for next season and, according to The Guardian, are considering a bid for Antoine Griezmann.
In his first season at the Vicente Calderon, the French international has netted 22...